Behold, The Tragic Comedy!

Photos taken from the Life archives of the Worcester State Hospital (Asylum) in August of 1949. These were taken by Herbert Gehr.

Once known as the Bloomingdale Asylum, it first opened in 1833, but due to complications revolving around overcrowding, a new hospital was constructed in the Kirkbride plan fashion.

A fascinating note concerning this hospital, is that Sigmund Freud visited it on his only trip to America in 1909.

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